This week, our drawing hero is Yorkshire born and bred Timothy Hunt. I am generally in awe of how artists turn the simplest shapes into incredible drawings and Tim's work is the perfect example of that magical process. I love the playfulness of his style and how its pared down but super colourful art never fails to inspire our little readers to take up a pen and draw.
Who or what inspired you to draw?
Seeing comic characters I think, the first thing I remember doing at school was painting Rupert the Bear. I think I liked the bold colours a lot. My Dad can draw well too and is very creative.
Where do you go to find inspiration?
I find sitting in silence can be good, or going for walks or cycling in the woods. Magma books in Manchester usually gets me really excited.
Who is your drawing hero?
I like the drawings of Andy Warhol and also Lowry. There's something really good about seeing artists sketches, I feel like that's where the fun is for me, the playfulness and personality of sketches.
Describe your ideal drawing environment.
A quiet room sat at wooden desk with plants in it and plenty of natural light, then in the evening a nice desk lamp and cups of tea, (the kind of thing you would find on Pinterest)